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Practical information
Eingangstor der Gedenkstätte

Practical information

Information about your visit

When is the Memorial open? How much does it cost to visit? And how do I get there? Here you will find the most important practical information for when you visit us.

The Memorial is open daily from 10am to 6pm. It is closed from 24th-26th December, 31st December and 1st January.
Visits to the former Stasi prison are only possible as part of a guided tour. Guided tours for individuals take place at regular times; group tours must be booked in advance.
The exhibition "Imprisoned in Hohenschönhausen" can be visited daily from 10am to 6pm; the exhibition "Involuntary Community" can be visited daily from 10am to 4pm.  

More information about the guided tours

More information about the exhibitions

Visits to the exhibitions are free of charge.
Participation in a guided tour for individual visitors costs €8 per person (€4 concessions, €1.50 students).
Group tours must be booked in advance and cost a flat rate of €100 per max. 25 participants (concessions €80, students €25). 

The cafeteria in the Memorial's visitor centre is open daily and offers a selection of hot and cold drinks, sweet and savoury snacks and a small selection of hot meals on a rotating menu.


The commercially independent "BuchHandlung '89" has been operating at the Memorial centre since 1999. The bookshop offers an extensive range of books on the history of the GDR and communist dictatorships. The selection ranges from biographical literature and general accounts of life in the GDR to selected specialised academic books.

To the bookshop website

Opening hours: 
9am - 6pm every day

Tel. +49 30 98 60 82 507

Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial
Genslerstraße 66
13055 Berlin


By car: free parking spaces for cars and buses are available in the immediate vicinity of the Memorial.

By tram: tram M5 to Freienwalder Straße or tram M6 / tram 16 to Genslerstraße

By bus: bus 256 to Große-Leege-Straße / Freienwalder Straße
Do not take the S-Bahn to S Hohenschönhausen.

The Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial is a place where people experienced a great deal of suffering. Today, it is a place of commemoration and remembrance. Please support us in our task of protecting and preserving the site by behaving appropriately and respectfully and by observing our visitor rules.

Download the visitor rules 

Do you have additional questions relating to your visit? You may find your answer in our overview of Frequently Asked Questions. 


You have further questions concerning your visit? Please contact us.

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